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PLOS Pathogens heads back to Brazil this month for Keystone Symposium on the Innate Immune Response in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease!

We are pleased to announce that PLOS Pathogens will be attending the Keystone Symposium on the Innate Immune Response in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease at Universidade Ferederal de Ouro Preto (UFOP) in lovely, historical Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil from May 10 -15.

Image credit: Cid Costa Neto
Igreja São Francisco de Paula, Ouro Preto. Image Credit: Cid Costa Neto, Wikimedia Commons

Ricardo Gazzineli, one of PLOS Pathogen’s Associate Editors in the parasitology section, is one of the co-organizers of this meeting.  The meeting will focus on, “the interface of the innate immune system and the microbial pathogens and the role that it plays in protective versus deleterious immune responses and, thereby, of disease outcome.” Scientists from a number of fields will be represented at this symposium, including but not limited to: cell biology, tropical medicine, biochemistry, parasitology, and biotechnology. To learn even more about the symposium, view a video here.

We are happy to be returning to Brazil for this symposium and are very much looking forward to connecting with members of our Editorial Board who will be presenting at the conference as well as meeting numerous attendees and sharing information about the journal. If you are attending this meeting and would like to meet PLOS Pathogens staff, contact us at or via twitter @PLOSPathogens.

During the symposium, Cory Mann and I (Gina Alvino) will be easy to spot in our PLOS t-shirts and/or buttons, so please do not hesitate to come over and speak with us about the journal! We will be well-supplied with a plethora of informational materials about PLOS Pathogens (in both English and Portuguese) and general PLOS information, as well. As with all other conferences PLOS attends, we will have with us an array of PLOS memorabilia including magnets, buttons and of course, pens!

Throughout the symposium we will be sharing highlights on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook so that our friends and followers can stay updated. The twitter hashtag for this symposium is #KSimmunity.

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